nic teaming on host or on guests? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I've 2 Windows Serverr 208 R2 SP1 Datacenter (Full) that makes a cluster with the Hyper-V role. My physical server have 4 nic:

    1 dedicated to the heart beat

    1 dedicate to the LAN comunications  of the hosts

    2 dedicated to hyper-v networking

    I wish to know, for HA purposes, if is better:

    A) install the NIC teaming software on the host and pass 1 virtual nic to Hype-V

    b) pass 2 physical NIC to Hyper-v and install NIC teaming software on the virtual machines

    Thursday, July 28, 2011 10:20 AM

All replies

  • Teaming of the nic is very hardware dependent, I have typically teamed them at the host level, also to give you the best redundancy you will want them into different network switches also.
    Bill Chesnut | BizTalk Server MVP | Mexia Consulting | Melbourne Australia
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    Thursday, July 28, 2011 1:15 PM